Sep
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

FICTIONAL MURDERERS AND REAL-LIFE VICTIMS: A CONVERSATION WITH CAROLYN MURNICK, AUTHOR OF "THE HOT ONE"

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On Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 PM, I'll be discussing murders, fictional and otherwise, with my fellow author and New York magazine colleague Carolyn Murnick.

Her excellent memoir The Hot One examines the story of her childhood best friend, Ashley Ellerin, who was murdered as an adult in L.A. under mysterious and sensation circumstances. The Hot One is an intelligent, moving, and deeply personal chronicle of having a distinct and unique connection to a sensational crime.

The conversation will be moderated by New York magazine's Boris Kachka, who's also the author of Hothouse.

You can read a great excerpt from Carolyn's book, and full event details here. I hope to see you there — it should be an excellent discussion.

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Sep
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

'THE BLINDS' RELEASE PARTY: A CONVERSATION WITH A.O. SCOTT

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To celebrate the release of THE BLINDS, as well as to have fun, we're holding an event at the fantastic Greenlight Bookstore on Flatbush Ave in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. (For you Greenlight aficionados, this is the sibling store to the popular one on Fulton St. in Fort Greene.)

To entice you to attend, I cajoled the formidable A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the New York Times, to join me in a conversation of all things Western, filmic, literary, and noir. Should be a very fun, freewheeling conversation and a good time. 

Also, there will be free wine. FREE WINE.

Please join us! It would be so great to see you. Full details here.

 

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Jun
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Dueling Visions of Dead New York

As part of the series hosted by the New York Review of Science Fiction, I'll be reading with Lev AC Rosen, whose new novel, DEPTH, is a hardboiled noir set in a post-climate-catastrophe (and largely underwater) New York City. It's dueling visions of Dead New York! Additional info about the reading series here — should be fun.

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Mar
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

THE FUTURE OF PULP AND THE RISE OF HIGH-LOW FICTION

I'll be participating in a panel at the storied Half King bar along with Stephen Marche (author of, most recently, THE HUNGER OF THE WOLF, which you should definitely read) and Emily St. John Mandel (author of, most recently, STATION ELEVEN, which you've probably already read) to talk about "The Future of Pulp" and high-low fiction. Moderated by Joe Keohane. Should be very fun. 

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